We are thrilled by news that Janet Forbes and June Nixey will each be awarded a Queens Service Medal for their work at Arohata Women's Prison.
For over 20 years Janet and June have taught patchwork and quilting every Saturday morning at the prison. Janet quilts here on a Wednesday with the KACC craft group and recently ran our first Introduction to Patchwork and Quilting course.
Janet recently observed to a journalist "we love making quilts.....we're not do-gooders. Rehabilitation is a spin-off".
Congratulations Janet and June.
The Newman Centre re-opens on Tuesday 22nd January 2014 at 8.30 am. Most groups will start meeting again from that date, although classes do not begin until the week of Monday 10th Feb 2014.